During five summers from 1957 to 1961, the five-member Barstow family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, set out to visit all 48 of the then United States of America on a series of month-long camping trips. Part I includes seeing famous sites from "America's History" in 24 Eastern, Northern, and Southern states. (58 Minutes)
March 5, 2015 Subject:
An Inspiring and Beautifully Narrated Documentary Film
Thank you Mr. Barstow for sharing this. It is easy to see what a wonderful family you have.
I loved how everyone was so creative and formed the first letter of each lake you went swimming in.
May God continue to bless you and your family.
June 1, 2011 Subject:
wow great video!!
you guys seemed like a really great family, ah the test of time, and the memories from history. This is a really heart-felt documentry, you can tell this is a really special time for this man....
August 16, 2010 Subject:
48 states and a lifetime of memories
Mr. Barstow, my hat is off to you. I'm impressed by your novel approaches to both camping vacations and home movies, the way you integrate education and information into the endeavors, the scrolled titles and editing work, plus which everyone seems to be having such fun. Mixes general nostalgia with vital information and personal glimses of your family. An indelible document of '50s life. Thanks for sharing it with us all
August 15, 2010 Subject:
how it just was
I watched both parts, being 54 years old, and Canadian, my parents would take us every year on holidays in Canada and The USA. They would also use their film camera to record . After watching this film, it brought back vivid memories of that time. It also reminded me of how it was, and how families ventured out to have adventures and enjoy holidays. a lot of which is sadly missing in society today.Thank you for sharing your memories, and giving us all the chance to see the wonderment throughout your journey.
July 5, 2010 Subject:
Excellent; brought back a lot of memories of my own dad and his Sears tent, although we didn't travel as widely as your family did. I wish there was stuff like this on t.v instead of those "reality shows."
April 30, 2010 Subject:
Wow, mister you're really cool!! I wish I could've gone camping with ya! Sounds like lots of fun! I just went camping for the very first time at Sequioa National Park & Yosemite. I loved it! Imagine in the fifties, even better, like a million times better! Great piece of history!
February 1, 2010 Subject:
great movie and a great dad
December 29, 2009 Subject:
great history..... love it
December 8, 2009 Subject:
hello from 15 miles south in Wallingford!!
Well Done, splendid! I watched it all. You've inspired me to take the family on a cross-country camping trip!!! Thank you Robbins Barstow!!
November 8, 2009 Subject:
Absolutly fantastic. I enjoyed watching. Truly entertaining.